I’ve been working on my next project, which will be released in April 2017, since 2012. As the months, (and years,) have progressed, it feels like I’ve done hardly anything. However, although there isn’t much new along the new music front, I believe that I will crush this next album release.
When I say “crush”, I don’t necessarily mean that I will be in the national spotlight. I really don’t think that will be the case unless something huge comes my way by some sort of miracle. But I mean in a way that gets some real momentum going, so I can release music a bit faster than once every 4-5 years. Momentum that will allow me to have a band backing me at most of my shows. One that will keep an audience’s interest more.
The reason why I believe this is because I’ve grown in so many ways since 2012. I’ve become more comfortable with myself, therefore more comfortable as an artist. Just this year, somehow something has clicked in trusting that I actually do have a great voice. My songwriting skills have increased. (Plus, the finalist slot in the John Lennon Songwriting contest helped boost my confidence in my writing.)
I know more about the industry, on how to release a project better, how to promote my music better, and how to work all angles in order to get the best results possible for where I am at.
What I am hoping for by the end of 2017 is to have successfully released my project so that I’m a step up from where I am now. Meaning, I hope that the next NEXT project, (one to be released in 2019,) will get me some national recognition in my genre, Americana.
I wish I had connections to get me into really great venues, but at this point I’m driving this train mostly by myself, as far as all the coordination goes. I believe that you all will feel proud to support the April 2017 release, and to have been on this ride with me since 2007. I appreciate my fans so much!
P.S. You can get all of my music for FREE download here: noisetrade.com/erisarei